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: London programme

relayed from Daventry

: Tea-Time Music

from the Carlton Restaurant.

: Coming Home

Miss Elspeth Scott


Speaker: Elspeth Scott

: Tea-Time Music

from the Carlton Restaurant.

: Welsh Literature - from Dafydd ab Gwilym to the Tudors

Prof. W.J. Gruffyd


Speaker: Professor W.J. Gruffyd

: Joie De Vivre

'Hence, Loathed Melancholy!'
Olive Groves (Soprano), Kenneth Ellis (Baritone)
The Station Orchestra
conducted by Warwick Braithwaite

Mr. Coates is one of our deftest writers of light music. The titles of many of his works - The Countryside, Summer Days, Joyous Youth, Wood Nymphs, promise gaiety that the music never fails to convey.
For a good many years he played the Viola in the Queen's Hall Orchestra (which brought out several of his Suites at the Promenade Concerts) and in String Quartets. Since 1918 he has devoted himself solely to composition.

One does not readily think of Mendelssohn as a writer of 'patter' songs, such as those with which, a generation later, Sullivan was delighting the world-ditties of the type of 'My name is John Wellington Wells' and the Lord Chancellor's Song.
This gay, dashing account of a roomer's life comes from an Operetta originally entitled The Return from Abroad, but later known as Son and Stranger, which Mendelssohn wrote as a celebration piece for his parents' silver wedding anniversary.

The Bartered Bride, which is always considered to be Smetana's best Opera, is a comedy - in parts, indeed, more a Musical Comedy than an Opera. It is full of humorous incidents of Bohemian peasant life, and reproduces on the stage a village festival, gipsy jugglers, a comic village band, and the like, with, of course, some village love-making of a light-hearted sort.


Soprano: Olive Groves
Baritone: Kenneth Ellis
Musicians: The Station Orchestra
Conductor: Warwick Braithwaite

: S.B. from London

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